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The City of Bison had a population of 248 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bison is located at latitude 38.5198 and longitude -99.1978 in Rush County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rush County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The City of Bison (GNIS ID: 2394177) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bison is located within Township of Lone Star, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rush County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bison population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bison: Buffalo.

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Bison, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 248
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $49,324
Average Home Value $65,068


Median Household Income $40,731
Average Household Income $50,224
Per Capita Income $23,449
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.24%
Households -0.47% -0.2%
Families -2.88% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bison, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bison to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 399 41st
Population Density1 # 283 58th
Diversity Index2 # 294 56th
Median Household Income # 517 23rd
Per Capita Income # 432 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.